An environmental advertisement contest of the Lake Peipsi 

Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation is looking for the creative artworks which are calling to act environmentally friendly

Estonia-Russia CBC program project  ER101 “GreenMind: Raising Environmental Awareness in Estonian-Russian Border Area” has opened environmental advertisement contest about Lake Peipsi, with a deadline 10th of February 2021.

The aim of the competition is to encourage people to behave more environmentally friendly through the art messages. Artworks should draw attention to the problems of Lake Peipsi (environmental, social, economic, etc.) and visions for the future; we also expect the authors to make notion on the cross border environmental issues.

It is an international competition that takes place in two stages.
- Stage 1 - national competition / separate competitions in Estonia and Russia;
- Stage 2 - international  phase: study trip and a joint Estonian-Russian seminar in Pskov region, scheduled for June 2021.

What we are looking for

We expect different forms of self-expression, which can be comics, photos, photo collages, videos and animations or a combination of different media. Each participant can submit up to two works. The target groups of the competition are: gymnasium students (15+ year); students, creative and environmental specialists, etc.

With artworks, please send also a small text (3-30 sentence) about:
1) How the idea of your work expresses and reflects the problems of Lake Peipsi (environmental, social, economic, etc.) or a message for future visions.
2) Why is this topic important to you?
3) How could your work influence people to act more environmentally friendly?

Submission of works

  • The deadline for submitting your works is no later than at midnight at 23:59 on Fwebruary 10th 2021. How to do it:

a) By regular mail to Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation to the address Puiestee 71a, 51009, Tartu.
b) Digitally to Title of the e-mail “GreenMindArt” and your name.
Add the author´s full name to the body of the letter, age and link to the image file (Google Dropbox or Google Drive etc).

  • The work must be in A4 or A3 format, or digitally in .png, .jpeg, .jpg, .tiff or .bmp format. The shorter side of a digital file must be at least 800 pixels. The longest side of the image must be less than 3500 pixels.

  • The artwork must be viewable by the most common browsers (eg Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer).

  • With submitting artworks participants agree to give to the organizers the right to use the images for free: publish on the web, in publications, display exhibitions.

  • All received works will be reviewed by the organizers before publication. The organizers have the right to refuse inappropriate images.

  • The criteria of the artworks in the evaluation are the originality of the idea and creativity, the relevance of the environmental message, the strength of the message, artistic level.

  • All issues that are not regulated by these rules will be proceeded by the laws of the Republic of Estonia. All disputes arising from the competition will be resolved in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Estonia.

Selection process and presentation of the artworks

The jury includes Estonian and Russian specialists of environmental education, art and advertising experts. The decisions will be made during the period 11th of February to 10th of March 2021.

Best artworks will be published on the web exhibition of the on the GreenMind project, on the website and on Facebook.

The authors of the best artworks (10 people) have an opportunity to participate in a 3-day long study trip/workshop in Pskov in June 2021, where a joint seminar and meeting with the with the winners of Pskov region contest  takes place. All related travel expenses will be covered by organisers.

The prize fund of the competition includes also the gift cards of the art shops.


The Contest is held within the framework of the GreenMind project with the support of the Estonia-Russia Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. Co-funding support by The Foundation Environmental Investments Centre

Estonia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 aims to foster cross border cooperation across the borders between the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Federation to promote socio-economic development in the regions on both sides of the common borders. The Programme web-site is  


Additional information:

Ederi Ojasoo
+372 56 636 264